Few people are aware that the Half Moon Club even existed and this probably wouldn't have bothered its members very much. Although it wasn't a secret society, its surviving club "log" suggests that it was on par with other leading Progressive Era social organizations -- elite, sophisticated and enormously selective.
Beginning in 1906, the Half Moon Club met twice and sometimes three times a year until its last recorded meeting in 1934. With Henry Hudson and...Read More
Even in a city with as many monuments as Washington, D.C., the Adams Memorial is exceptional. Commissioned on the death of his wife by Henry Adams, it is one of the most widely celebrated pieces of American funerary art.
Adams' wife Clover committed suicide in December 1885. The loss so shook Adams that she is entirely absent from his 1907 autobiographical work, The Education of Henry Adams. In fact, he excises the entire period of their marriage, from...Read More
This post was written by N-YHS intern Alison Shore Dundy.
The recently acquired New York Caledonian Club Records (MS 2923) are a gateway to gemstones from the history of Scottish immigrants in New York City. The records of the Caledonian Club document the work, activities, and membership of this society dedicated to the preservation of Scottish heritage, from its founding in 1856 through 2007.
Officially chartered by the City of New York in 1861, the Caledonian Club...Read More
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